With English PEN and ‘The Enemies Project,’ Works in Solidarity with At-risk Writers

and run through 9:30 that night. If you’re in London on Saturday, April 1, drop in at Rich Mix to hear 30 UK-based writers,   poets, novelists, playwrights and artists read the works they’ve reated in solidarity with imprisoned and at-risk writers:
The afternoon and evening readings, a joint venture   of   English PEN and the Enemies Project, begin at 2 p.m. The third and final block, which begins at 7:30 p.m., includes   Tom Jenks reading for   Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab;   Chrissy Williams reading for the entire   Al-Khawaja family, also Bahraini human rights activists; and   Tony White reading for Egyptian novelist and journalist   Ahmed Naji, who is currently free within Egypt — although under a travel ban — and who returns to court April 2. Entrance is free, but organizers ask that you “please consider joining PEN or making a donation.”

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Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ ‘Specimen,’ Inter-translatability, and the ‘Constant Rewriting of Un-matching Halves’Categories: prison The second block includes Rebecca Tamas reading for imprisoned Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, who is serving eight years and 800 lashes in part for his collection Instructions Within, which has been translated into English by Mona Kareem; and Camilla Nelson reading for Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, whose long and surreal trial is coming to a close, and who has had to argue that police mistranslated her poem. In the first section,   Luke Kennard will read a piece written for Saudi blogger   Raif Badawi;   SJ Fowler will read a piece he wrote in tribute to Saudi human-rights lawyer   Waleed Abu Al Khair; and   Mischa Foster Poole will read what he read for Egyptian blogger and activist   Alaa Abd El Fattah, who has lately not been able to receive books in prison, along with all   other prisoners at Tora Prison Complex B, apart from textbooks for study purposes.